Students within the Sparta School District participate in a variety of assessments throughout the school year, both in-house and standardized, all intended to measure students' growth and progress. These assessments come in a variety of forms: formative, summative, and benchmark.
In house, our students will work through a variety of assessment options, including formal exams, essays, labs, problem-based learning, authentic assessment, quizzes, etc.
Standardized testing will include the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) for our students in grades 3 through 11. Students in grades K-8 will participate in the STAR 360 suite of assessments, which are standardized assessments used in-house to gauge individual and class progress towards meeting the standards. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will participate in the NJSLA Science Assessments. Additionally, all students enrolled in our Advanced Placement courses at the high school are expected to sit for the AP exam.
For further information regarding the assessments administered in the Sparta Township Public Schools, please refer to the annual notification letter linked below. In addition, please see the below link to the 2018-19 District Assessment Presentation.